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Jason Voegele
2005-03-20, 07:53
I'm about to embark on re-ripping my CD collection, and want to do my best to
"get it right" from the outset so that I don't have to go back and do it all
(yet) again.

One of the issues I'm facing now is with multi-disc sets. I'd prefer not to
embed disc numbers and the like into the ALBUM tag, so I plan on using
SlimServer's support for the SET tag, which I believe is mapped to the
DISCNUMBER tag for FLAC files. Simply putting the disc number into the
DISCNUMBER tag for my FLAC files solves half the problem for me. The other
half of the problem is where to store the name of the disc for multi-disc
sets that have individually named discs. For example, Smashing Pumpkins
"Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" consists of two discs:

1) Dawn to Dusk
2) Twilight to Starlight

I know that some players support a DISCNAME tag where this information could
be stored. Does SlimServer have anything analogous that I could use? If
not, would it be possible to add support for this tag?

Here is how I would like the tagging to work:

ALBUM=Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
DISCNUMBER=1
DISCNAME=Dawn to Dusk
ALBUM=Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
DISCNUMBER=2
DISCNAME=Twilight to Starlight

Ideally, this would show up on the SqueezeBox "Now Playing" list something
like this:

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Disc 1: Dawn to Dusk)

Any thoughts?

Thanks
--
Jason Voegele


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Dan Sully
2005-03-20, 12:42
* Christian Pernegger shaped the electrons to say...

>>ALBUM=Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
>>DISCNUMBER=1
>>DISCNAME=Dawn to Dusk
>>ALBUM=Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
>>DISCNUMBER=2
>>DISCNAME=Twilight to Starlight
>
>I'd have use for such a feature, I just don't know if DISCNAME is the most
>widely accepted way of doing it. You might want to ask over at
>www.hydrogenaudio.org forums - if there is a working standards body for
>tagging it's these guys.

DISC and DISCC are what SlimServer recognizes currently.

DISC is the number of the DISC in a collection.

DISCC is the total number of discs in that collection.

If you have both of those, and ALBUM is the same on all the tracks,
SlimServer gives you the choice if viewing all of those under one album, or
will dynamically show you "Album (Disc 1)" or "Album (Disc 1 of 3)".

-D
--
<dr.pox> wtf? a garbled dingbat makes java switch to DWIM?

Jason Voegele
2005-03-21, 07:41
Christian Pernegger said:
> I know, it's what I'm using at the moment. However, I believe the original
> poster was referring to cases where there are not only multiple discs in a
> set but all of them have a title of their own, besides the title of the
> overall album.
[snip]

Yes, that is precisely what I was looking for. I think I'll begin
encoding using the DISNAME tag and hope that SlimServer someday supports
it.

Thanks.
--
Jason Voegele
"There is an essential core at the center of each man and woman that
remains unaltered no matter how life's externals may be transformed
or recombined. But it's smaller than we think."
-- Gene Wolfe, The Book of the Long Sun

Dan Sully
2005-03-21, 09:27
* Jason Voegele shaped the electrons to say...

>Yes, that is precisely what I was looking for. I think I'll begin
>encoding using the DISNAME tag and hope that SlimServer someday supports it.

You can file a feature request at http://bugs.slimdevices.com/

-D
--
<nil> It sucks to discover that you are the foremost authority on some set of things when you've got a problem.

Jason Voegele
2005-03-21, 10:30
Dan Sully said:
> * Jason Voegele shaped the electrons to say...
>
>>Yes, that is precisely what I was looking for. I think I'll begin
>>encoding using the DISNAME tag and hope that SlimServer someday supports
>> it.
>
> You can file a feature request at http://bugs.slimdevices.com/

I have now done so: bug #1138.

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1138

--
Jason Voegele
"There is an essential core at the center of each man and woman that
remains unaltered no matter how life's externals may be transformed
or recombined. But it's smaller than we think."
-- Gene Wolfe, The Book of the Long Sun